SHIRE Environment Grant 2020 / 21

Leicestershire County Council is committed to improving the local environment through waste prevention and reuse to minimise the amount of thrown away, reducing carbon and improving biodiversity. In order to help eligible community based organisations achieve this, the Council is offering up to £3,000 in the form of SHIRE Environment Grants.

We are particularly interested in funding new and innovative projects that will meet one or more of the grant scheme outcomes:

  • To reduce the amount of household waste produced in Leicestershire
  • To reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions within communities
  • To improve biodiversity and support the creation, protection, enhancement and management of sustainable green spaces
  • To raise awareness and understanding on the above outcomes as well as providing necessary training and skills to manage and support projects.

We are keen to support projects that can maintain or build on some of the positive environmental benefits that have arisen from the current Covid 19 situation, such as; reduced carbon emissions, increased biodiversity, improved air quality, greater appreciation of nature and green spaces etc.

Such projects could help support the Council in providing a 'green recovery' from Covid 19.

Application Process & Guidance Notes

Before completing the application form, please read the guidance notes below carefully. The guidance notes contain important details about the criteria for funding, along with the Council's process for awarding funds.

If you have any queries about the grant fund criteria or process, or if you would like to request a copy of the guidance notes or application form, please contact the SHIRE Environment Grants Team using the following email: environmentgrant@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 7005.

Apply for a SHIRE Environment Grant

The application for the SHIRE Environment Grant needs to be completed using one of the application forms below. A simplified application process is available for small grants up to £300

Application Deadlines

Although applications can be received at any time, the SHIRE Environment Grants scheme will operate a series of deadlines and decision meetings. The deadlines for 2020 / 21 are outlined below:

Deadlines for applications

Decisions to be communicated to applicants by:

Friday 31st July 2020

Friday 28th August 2020

Friday 30th October 2020

Friday 27th November 2020

Friday 26th February 2021

Friday 26th March 2021